Bush Lot accident: Driver arrested following death of boy, five others hospitalised

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Five persons remain hospitalised following the horrific accident Wednesday afternoon that claimed the life of a seven-year-old boy at Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB).

Dead is Nifran Nazamdeen of Section ‘C’ Bush Lot; his mother Ameena Nazamdeen and his eight-year-old sister Assiya Nazamdeen remain in a serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Another female adult and two other children were also injured when a speeding car crashed into them as they stood at the side of the road.

The car involved in the accident

The woman was transferred to the Georgetown Hospital while the two children are warded at the Fort Wellington hospital for observation.

Commander of Region Five, Yonette Stephens told the News Room that the driver has been arrested.

The pedestrians were standing on the parapet of the road at around 16:30hrs when the driver of the speeding car PPP 7721 crashed into them after losing control.

Ameena Nazamdeen with her two children

Due to the impact of the crash, the little boy was trapped beneath the front bumper of the car and in order to remove his body, public-spirited persons had to rip off the bumper. The child was still wearing his backpack from school.

The News Room understands that his mother would usually drop the children to school and pick them up after.

Their father, Ramzan Nazamdeen said he received the tragic news from a villager.

At the time, he was in Kwakwani and so he immediately left for the Georgetown hospital.

“I’m just trying to bear up. It is very heart-wrenching,” the distraught father told the News Room.

Nazamdeen and his wife are still recovering from the loss of a baby last year.

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